THIS, I didn’t know. I’m actually shocked as to the extent of Perry’s disregard for American Sovereignty. And the US taxpayer can pay for Mexicans in Mexico, too - no problemo! Just goes to show that when the liberals get together for these summits, all manner of outrageousness ensues.
I knew he was bad, but this is above and beyond!
Disregard? Are you serious?
Who do you think is picking up the tab now for Mexicans treated in Texas hopsitals? TEXANS ARE.
I know, it's a super crazy idea, completely wacko, to expect MEXICO to help pay for the medical bills of Mexicans. Ridiculous, huh?
“THIS, I didnt know. Im actually shocked as to the extent of Perrys disregard for American Sovereignty. And the US taxpayer can pay for Mexicans in Mexico, too - no problemo!”
Really? Where did you see “taxpayer” in this (other than the initial study to see if INSURANCE was feasible)? The study was designed to see if Texas companies could sell insurance in Mexico and get the Mexican government to pay for costs when their people visited here. There are thousands of people who cross the border legally every day to shop and work. This study had ZERO to do with illegals, medicare, medicaid, social security, or taxpayers.
He's talking about American doctors, Texas doctors, being able to provide diagnostic services to rural Mexicans via telemedicine. You've probably seen the "remote surgery" and "remote consults" in "futuristic" tv ads before.
Bi-national health insurance is a concept where Mexican nationals, working the United States, would be covered by private US health insurance providers for some services and covered for hospitalizations and other things by the Mexican health care entitlement programs.
Contrast that with our situation today where taxpayers or American premium payers pick up their health care costs.
These initiatives mean less burden on taxpayers and premium payers because Mexico and employers pickup costs, and better healthcare access for people outside metro areas including allowing American doctors to consult on Mexican cases.
This is looks like a very market-based approach to health care problem solving to me.
It attempts to address the serious problem draining our states' safety nets, burdening our private healthcare system because Mexico and employers pay for Mexican workers (and their dependents) rather than Americans, it's provides job opportunities for our health care workers and expands demand and telemedicine gets healthcare where it's badly needed.